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Thursday, October 8, 2009

Outside Mxyplyzyk, in the Village

Mxyplyzyk, NYC
Photo by myself on Greenwich Avenue and Horatio Street.

Mxyplyzyk, (pronounced 'Mixy-plix-ick'), a housewares and knick-knack store in the Village, cast a warm glow on the sidewalk outside.

Mxyplyzyk has been around since 1992, pre-dating Design Within Reach and Conrans as one of the first modern design stores in New York. It's one of my favorite places to pick up a gift for someone who has everything.

Appreciating the subtle art of industrial design and the willingness to pay for it is a recent phenomenon. In New York, as in many cities, there is a balance between stores selling the latest, well-designed objects and stores selling one-of-a-kind antiques.

Mxyplyzyk has a store online, too.

Related posts: Christmas Windows to Warm the Heart, Eco-Friendly Cardboard Design and Browsing Around in the Village.


WTakeuchi said...

The store's name looks like a puzzle. I've checked their site and it has nice stuff. They say the name has something to do with a Super Man character.

Luis Gomez said...

Love this urban image. I think the man smoking gives it a nice touch since smoking is not cool anymore.

Olivier said...

belle photo de nuit. Au Scrabble, voila un nom qui vaudrait cher ;o)

Lily Hydrangea said...

I love how you've captured the man outside hanging out. very cool.

Rondell said...

How anybody supposed to look up they name in the phonebook with that kinda spelling? Is like like Asian or something?